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This article contained some incorrect information. There is no 20-minute grace period in the hourly, daily or economy parking lots or garages at Reagan National and Dulles airports. People can wait for passengers in the cellphone lots. Also, Amtrak no longer offers Metroliner service; Acela trains serve the Northeast Corridor.
Dulles, BWI and National: The Plane Facts

Sunday, February 1, 2009

REAGAN NATIONAL

Arlington

703-417-8000, http://www.mwaa.com/reagan

DISTANCE FROM . . .

· Union Station: 5.8 miles

· 16th and K streets NW: 4.4 miles

· Chevy Chase Circle: 9.3 miles

ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS

· Paging: 703-417-8000 or 703-417-1806

· Travelers Aid: Terminal A, 703-417-3972; Terminal B/C, 703-417-3974

· Airport police: 703-417-8210

· Lost and found: 703-417-8560 if item was lost within 24 hours or 703-417-0673 if more than 24 hours, or fill out a Lost and Found Inquiry on the airport's Web site.

PARKING

· Hourly: Available in the Terminal A garage and lot and garages at terminals B and C. $2 per half-hour for the first two hours, then $4 an hour up to $20 per 24 hours at Terminal A and up to $36 at B and C. The garages are connected to the terminals by pedestrian bridges and a tunnel; free shuttle to terminals also available, leaving every six to seven minutes, 24 hours a day. No charge if exiting within 20 minutes.

· Daily: Available in the Terminal A garage and lot at the same rates as hourly parking (see above). Also at the garages at terminals B and C for $5 per hour, up to $20 per 24 hours. Free shuttle to terminals leaves every eight to 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. No charge if exiting within 20 minutes.

· Economy: At the south end of the airport. $3 an hour, up to $12 per 24 hours. Free shuttle to terminals leaves every eight to 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. No charge if exiting within 20 minutes.

· Cellphone lot: Drivers awaiting the arrival of passengers can wait in this free lot just beyond terminals B and C for up to one hour. Driver must remain with the vehicle.

· More info: 703-417-4311 (recording) or 703-417-7275 (live), or check radio station 530 AM or http://www.mwaa.com for live updates. All lots accept cash, credit cards and local personal checks.

GETTING THERE

· By Metro/bus: Trains run to Reagan National, a stop on the Blue and Yellow lines, at the concourse (Level 2) between terminals B and C. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-12:26 a.m.; Friday, 5 a.m.-3:26 a.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-3:26 a.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-12:26 a.m. On weekend mornings, buses 13F and 13G run between downtown Washington and the airport. Free shuttles run between the Metro station and Terminal A every six to seven minutes. Info: 202-637-7000, http://www.wmata.com.

· By taxi: Fares are about $16 from downtown Washington, Capitol Hill and Georgetown; $60 from Dulles; and about $28 from Bethesda and the West Falls Church Metro station.

SERVICES

· 1 Clear Registered Traveler security lane at each terminal

· 40 food, drink and snack spots

· 30 retail locations

· 1 currency-exchange station, 1 bank, 10 ATMs

· 3 shoeshine stands

· Wireless Internet available throughout the airport; free for subscribers of some major Internet carriers, fees vary for nonsubscribers; call 866-849-2850.

DULLES INTERNATIONAL

Chantilly

703-572-2700, http://www.mwaa.com/Dulles

DISTANCE FROM . . .

· Union Station: 28.3 miles

· 16th and K streets NW: 28 miles

· Chevy Chase Circle: 25.5 miles

ADDITIONAL PHONE NUMBERS

· Paging (available for main terminal only): 703-572-8296, or call the airline.

· Airport police: 703-572-2951

· Lost and found: Call 703-662-2234 if left at security, 703-572-8294 if lost on a Washington Flyer taxi or bus, or 703-572-8479 if left elsewhere in the airport.

PARKING

· Hourly: In front of the main terminal. $4 per hour, up to $36 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within 20 minutes.

· Daily: In the two garages closest to the terminal. Garage 1 is connected to the terminal via an underground passageway. Garage 2 is connected to the terminal's third level by a pedestrian bridge. Free shuttle to terminals also available, leaving every 10 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. $4 per half-hour or fraction, up to $17 per 24 hours.

· Economy (long-term): Off Rudder Road. $5 per hour or fraction, up to $10 per 24 hours. No charge if exiting within 20 minutes. Free shuttle to terminals leaves every 10 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

· Valet: Available daily through hourly parking (follow signs) in front of main terminal 24 hours a day. $30 for the first 24 hours, $19 each additional day (703-572-4540).

· Cellphone lot: Drivers awaiting the arrival of passengers can wait in this free lot at Rudder Road and Autopilot Drive for up to one hour. Driver must remain with the vehicle.

· More info: 703-572-4500, or check radio station 530 AM or http://www.mwaa.com for live updates. All lots accept cash and credit cards. Pay & Go machines are on lower level of the main terminal near the east and west exit doors and on the pedestrian bridge of Garage 2; cash and credit cards accepted. If using Pay & Go, you must exit the hourly lot within 20 minutes, the daily lot within 30 minutes and the economy lot within 40 minutes.

GETTING THERE

· By bus: Metrobus runs a D.C.-Dulles bus (5A) that originates at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station and stops at the Rosslyn Metro, the Tysons-Westpark Transit Station (at Jones Branch Drive and Spring Hill Road in McLean) and the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Lot (on Sunrise Valley Drive in Herndon). Buses depart L'Enfant Plaza every 25 to 45 minutes from 4:50 a.m. to 10:38 p.m. weekdays and depart nearly hourly from 5:30 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. weekends. Buses depart Dulles about every 40 to 50 minutes from 5:50 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. weekdays and about hourly from 6:32 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. weekends. The trip to or from L'Enfant Plaza takes about 50 minutes and costs $3 each way if paying with a SmarTrip card or $3.10 if using cash. Info: 202-637-7000, http://www.wmata.com.

In Loudoun County, Virginia Transit offers service on its Dulles 2 Dulles Connector, between the airport and Dulles Town Center (at routes 7 and 28), with five stops in between. Buses depart Dulles Town Center every 45 minutes to an hour from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and depart Dulles every 45 minutes to an hour from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The trip to or from Dulles Town Center takes 25 to 30 minutes and costs 50 cents. Info: 877-777-2708, http://www.vatransit.org.

· By Metro/bus: The Washington Flyer express bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro station to Dulles every 30 minutes starting at 6:15 a.m. weekdays and 8:15 a.m. weekends and holidays until 10:45 p.m. Buses depart Dulles every 30 minutes starting at 5:45 a.m. weekdays and 7:45 a.m. weekends and holidays until 10:15 p.m. The trip is 20 to 30 minutes and costs $10 one way, $18 round trip. Buses depart Dulles at Door 4 on the arrivals level of the main terminal. Info: 888-927-4359, http://www.washfly.com.

· By taxi: Fares are about $50-$60 from downtown Washington; $58 from Reagan National Airport; $50 from Bethesda; $37-$42 from West Falls Church Metro station; and $112 from BWI.

SERVICES

· 1 Clear Registered Traveler security lane, 1 Diamond (expert traveler) lane, both on arrivals level

· 45 food, drink and snack spots

· 40 retail shops, including newsstands

· 9 currency-exchange stations (including 2 currency-exchange ATMs), 1 bank branch and 9 ATMs

· 3 shoeshine stands, 2 nail salons and 1 massage center

· Wireless Internet available throughout the airport; free for subscribers of some major Internet carriers, fees vary for nonsubscribers; call 866-849-2850.

· 7 public computer terminals with Internet access, in wall-mounted telephone enclosures in concourses B, C and D and at a kiosk in the international arrivals baggage claim area.

BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL MARSHALL

Linthicum

800-435-9294, http://www.bwiairport.com

DISTANCE FROM . . .

· Union Station: 32 miles

· 16th and K streets NW: 33.5 miles

· Chevy Chase Circle: 36 miles

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFO

· Paging: 800-435-9294 or e-mail maacommcenter@bwiairport.com

· Airport police: 410-859-7040

· Lost and found: 410-689-3620 for items left at security checkpoints, 410-859-7387 or e-mail maalostandfound@bwiairport.comif left elsewhere in the airport.

PARKING

· Hourly: Garage next to the main terminal. First 30 minutes free, then $2 for each half-hour, with a daily maximum of $20.

· Daily: Garage at Aviation Boulevard (Route 170) and Elm Road, just beyond the terminal. $2 an hour, with a daily maximum of $10. (A $9 max coupon is available at http://www.bwiexpressserviceparking.com/en/index.) Shuttle buses to the terminal run every five to eight minutes, 24 hours a day.

· Express: This lot is at Aviation Boulevard and Elm Road, directly across from the daily garage. $3 an hour, up to $14 a day (see $9 coupon deal mentioned above). Express parking offers luggage assistance and immediate shuttle service that picks up passengers at their parking spaces. On return to BWI, the shuttle delivers passengers directly to their cars.

· Long-term: On Aviation Boulevard north of the airport. $1 an hour, with a daily maximum of $8. Shuttle buses to the terminal run every 10 to 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

· Cellphone lot: Drivers awaiting passengers can wait in this free lot at Aviation Boulevard and Elm Road, across from the daily garage. Driver must remain with the vehicle.

· More info: 800-468-6294 or 410-859-9230, or listen to radio station 1040 AM. Pay & Go machines are on the skywalk connected to the hourly garage as well as in the bus lobby areas of the daily garage; you must exit within 30 minutes of paying. Check BWI's Web site for frequent parking discounts.

GETTING THERE

· By train: Amtrak and MARC trains travel from Union Station and New Carrollton to the BWI Rail Station, where a free shuttle bus connects to the airport.

{scheck} Amtrak: From Union Station, trains run from 4 a.m. weekdays and 5:25 a.m. on weekends until 10 p.m. daily. Departures from New Carrollton are about 10 minutes later. Return service from BWI starts at 6:23 a.m. and ends at 11:48 p.m. weekdays and 11:51 p.m. weekends. The trip is 30 minutes to or from Union Station and 15 minutes to or from New Carrollton. From $12 each way. Info: 800-872-7245, http://www.amtrak.com.

{scheck} MARC: MARC trains depart Monday through Friday nearly hourly; no weekend service and limited holiday service. Service from Union Station is from 5:54 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; from New Carrollton, 6:05 a.m. to 10:41 p.m.; from BWI, 4:59 a.m. to 9:21 p.m. The trip takes 35 to 40 minutes. Cost is $6 each way to or from Union Station and $5 each way to or from New Carrollton. Info: 800-325-7245, http://www.mtamaryland.com.

· By Metro/bus: The BWI Express bus (B30) runs nonstop to and from the Greenbelt Metro station on the Green Line. Buses stop at two locations on the airport arrivals (lower) level. Buses depart Greenbelt about every 40 minutes from 6:10 a.m. weekdays and 8:45 a.m. weekends until 10 p.m. daily. Return service from BWI is from 6:58 a.m. weekdays and 9:38 a.m. weekends until 10:48 p.m. daily. Cost is $3 each way if paying with a SmarTrip card or $3.10 if using cash. Info: 202-637-7000, http://www.wmata.com.

· By taxi: Fares are about $90 from downtown Washington, $80 from Silver Spring, $100 from Reagan National and $155 from Dulles.

SERVICES

· 41 food, drink and snack spots

· 34 retail shops, including newsstands

· 2 currency-exchange stations, 1 bank branch, 16 ATMs

· High-speed wireless Internet available throughout the airport for $7.95 per day or $9.95 per month through Boingo Wireless, which has hot spots in 500-plus airports and 20,000-plus hotels around the world.

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